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The Iraqi War aftereffects could be different if self determination allowed

Reader comment on item: What If the United States Had Not Invaded Iraq

Submitted by David Goshen (Israel), Sep 13, 2005 at 16:28

Dear Mr.Pipes,
Iraq will only be quiet when the three major groups Shietes,Sunnis,& Kurds are given full control of their destinies in a federal system if good for the USA should not be denied the long suffering Iraqis. Iraq should never have been set up by Britian in the first place.a completely illogical union which only held together by dictators & strong men.
Iraq is like the Soviet Union,Yugoslavia ,and other examples that force large incompatible minorities to live in one united state.We refuse to learn from those experiences. Iraq's oil wealth can be shared between the three federated states. Iraq's unrest will continue regardless if the USA & its allies leave or stay. Iraq lost all its capable leaders in the years of Sadam Hussein's oppression period and it will take a generation to develop & train new capable leaders, a process which can only be carried out by sending capable young Iraqis for long intensive training outside Iraq. Iraq is suffering at the hands of suicide bombers who really are desperate to get to the beautiful maidens in paradise and really are disinchanted with this world .

Mr Pipes, please use your strong influence to create the federation or divide Iraq into three independent states.I have just toured Post Yugoslavian countries & observed the outstanding success.The suffering Iraqi People have to be saved from the daily slaughter.

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